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William Pauling
Bible Professor
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B.A., Clemson University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Harvey Payne
Adjunct Counseling Professor
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B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.A. in Counseling, Denver Seminary; Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

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Paul Penley
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Terry Powell Terry D. Powell
Professor of Church Ministry
(803) 807-5453
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B.A., Carson-Newman College; A.M., A.M., Wheaton College; Ed.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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RPruitt Rhonda Pruitt
Professor of Missionary Care
(803) 807-5347
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B.S., Holmes College of the Bible; M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Regent University

 

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Melina Rabon
Administrative Assistant
(803) 807-5330
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Jerry A. Rankin Jerry A. Rankin
Director of the Zwemer Center for Muslim Studies
(803) 807-5327
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Stephen Reel
Adjunct Education Professor

B.A., M.Ed., Columbia International University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina

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Jeff Rehn
Director of Food Services
(803) 807-5276
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Brenda Richards
Adjunct Education Professor

B.S., Charleston Southern University; M.A., Ed.S., Ph.D., University of South Carolina

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Jason Rickey Jason Rickey
Graduate Admissions Counselor
(803) 807-5024
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Ken Rife Ken Rife
Communication/Digital Media Production Professor
(803) 807-5161
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A.A., Southwest Virginia Community College; B.A. Radford University; M.A., Regent University

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Winnie Roché
Administrative Assistant
(803) 807-5009
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Andre Rogers Andre Rogers
Professor of Church Ministry
(803) 807-5607
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B.A., D.Min., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
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Sam Rubinson Sam Rubinson
Professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture
(803) 807-5463
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B.S., Valley Forge Christian College; M.A., Columbia International University; D.Min., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
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Shirl Schiffman Shirl Schiffman
Professor of Ministry Studies
(803) 807-5717
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Certificate in Biblical Studies, Columbia International University; B.A., M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University 
 
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Jim Schirmer
Faculty Assistant
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Jim Schirmer grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, and moved to Columbia in 1988 to attend seminary at CIU. He joined the CIU team as a seminary faculty assistant in 1990 and is now a faculty assistant for the Center for Educational Innovation and Development. As a faculty assistant, Jim works diligently to help students with their online courses and answer any questions that they have…which are...

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Hanna-Maria Schmalenbach
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Glen Schultz
Adjunct Education Professor

B.A. Roberts Wesleyan College; M.Ed, Ed.D University of Virginia

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Marc Shaduk
Data Systems Manager
(803) 807-5080
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Meg Shaw
Administrative Assistant
(803) 807-5248
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Brian Simmons Brian Simmons
Ed.D./Ed.S. Program Director, Education Professor
(803)807-5311
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B.A. Cornerstone University; B.S. Calvin College; M.S. Indiana University South Bend; Ed.D. Ball State University; Certificate in Fund Raising Management, Indiana School of Philanthropy.

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Dr. Lisa Sinclair
D.Min., Columbia Biblical Seminary 
 
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Jarrell McRae Smith

 

Dr. Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is the Executive Director of Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter in West Columbia and Assistant Professor at South University.  In the past he has been in private practice, has extensive experience in positions with the State of South Carolina and has written and presented various papers. 

 

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Ed Smither
Professor of Intercultural Studies
(803) 807-5361
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B.A., North Carolina State University; M.A., M.Div.,Liberty University; Ph.D., University of Wales-Trinity Saint David; Ph.D., University of Pretoria

 

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